A Single Bird MAG

By Lisa Karnish, Port Washington, WI

As I lie here in the grass,
And look up to the sky,
My feelings are content,
And I am filled with pride,
To say this is my yard –
The place where I have grown,
And now its theme is autumn,
And nature wants it known.
Some leaves are off the trees,
Other hang by the stem,
A single bird sits on the feeder,
Chirping where it’s been.
The air is cool and clean,
Not harsh yet – like December,
I see my mother in the kitchen,
Trying hard to remember,
Where the heck she put her glasses,
A sure sign she’s getting old,
Which really hurts my heart,
Because her life can’t be put on hold.
Just like the cycle of the season,
We grow and constantly change,
Adjusting to Mother Nature,
Who makes us rearrange.
I’m thinking about next year,
When I am off at school,
Who will watch the yard change?
And what will that single bird do?



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Samoa685 said...
on Oct. 22 2013 at 10:03 pm
Samoa685, Redbbank Plains, New Jersey
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AMAZING WORK!!! LOVE IT!!

on Dec. 28 2011 at 6:48 pm
PrincessSparkleStar BRONZE, Michigan
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I really loved this poem! It reminds me of when I was little. Please look at my poem, too!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 8:15 pm
midnightsilence PLATINUM, Hilltowns, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
There are consequences for your actions

This is really rhythmic.  I agree that the line "Because her life can't be put on hold" is a little off, not neccessarilt weak.  I feel like it just breaks the flow of the poem a little bit..Other than that, it's fantastically  beautiful.

on May. 10 2011 at 8:50 pm
Jackson2 BRONZE, Falmouth, Maine
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Thats awesome! The only thing i see that could be maybe different is "Because her life can't be put on hold." (I know, critisism for something that got into the magazine) but the words feel weak right there. though maybe they have some special significance to you.

on Sep. 10 2010 at 7:04 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

This is great!

I especially love the line about your mother and how her life can't be put on hold. 


on Mar. 14 2010 at 11:14 am
naturelover123 BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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Cool poem...makes me think about how life constantly changes.


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